Make 2010 the year you volunteer to protect your planet’s biodiversity

26 January 2010 (back to press release archive)

Biosphere Expeditions gives travellers the chance to make a real difference


Recently the United Nations named 2010 the “International Year of Biodiversity” as a “celebration of life on earth and of the value of biodiversity for our lives” and a call to action for people around the world to safeguard the variety of life on earth. Biosphere Expeditions, an award-winning, non-profit organization that offers hands-on conservation volunteer expeditions, offers volunteer travelers around the world the opportunity to personally play a part in protecting the worlds’ biodiversity.

Biosphere Expeditions’ volunteer expeditions provide a fun, life-changing adventure and real hands-on experiences of working on wildlife conservation volunteering projects. Travelers can participate in anything from a weekend project to expeditions lasting several months, and at least two-thirds of the volunteer contribution will go directly into the conservation project funding it in a long-term and sustainable manner. Biosphere Expeditions proves that any volunteer traveller can have a positive impact on local communities, wildlife, and the environment.

Best of all, volunteers will be able to measure positive results from the work that they put into the expeditions. Some of Biosphere Expeditions greatest achievements include:

  • Fewer lions, leopards, and cheetahs killed in farmer-predator conflict in Namibia.
  • Declaration of a protected area in Altai Republic, Central Asia which provides the habitat for a number of endangered species including the snow leopard.
  • An active role in saving 50 wolves from being declared legitimate hunting targets in the Bieszczady Mountains in Poland.
  • Biosphere Expeditions’ recommendations for the management and protection of jaguars have been incorporated into national and state-wide jaguar action plans in Brazil’s Atlantic rainforest.
  • Biosphere Expeditions’ recommendations for the management and protection of the coral reefs of the Cayos Cochinos marine protected area in Honduras have been incorporated into the managing authorities’ action plan.

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